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  • Friday, 20.01.2017
    European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) are one of the main investment policy tools of the European Union to support economic and social growth within Europe. Research and innovation…

  • Thursday, 19.01.2017
    In the new world of international alliances and networks, in order to sustain competitiveness in the global market companies are extending their business activities at international level, now more…

  • Wednesday, 18.01.2017
    We are pleased to inform you that Issue 24 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been published and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is largely dedicated to trade marks and their…

  • Tuesday, 17.01.2017
    The European Commission (EC) has published a report on “The trends and current practices in the area of patentability of computer implemented inventions within the EU and the U.S.”, which aims at…

  • Monday, 16.01.2017
    The business opportunities offered by the Internet and IT in general are immense. Some of the most successful computer and internet-based businesses started with simple ideas and very low economic…

  • Tuesday, 10.01.2017
    Successful technology transfer describes the process of converting scientific findings from research laboratories into innovative products, processes and services by the commercial sector. During the…

  • Tuesday, 10.01.2017
    The 11th edition of the Nice Classification system entered into force on January 1. The Nice Classification is a system used to classify goods and services for the registration of trade marks. Under…

  • Tuesday, 03.01.2017
    eSearch plus is the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s most popular database allowing users to search for European Union trade marks and registered community designs. In November 2015, a…

  • Tuesday, 03.01.2017
    The first part of the revised European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Guidelines has been adopted and will enter into force on February 1, 2017. These Guidelines, which reflect EUIPO's…

  • Tuesday, 03.01.2017
    ACCIÓ (the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness) opened the 1st call of the TECNIOspring PLUS programme, which will close on February 1, 2017. TECNIOspring PLUS is a mobility programme co-…

  • Tuesday, 13.12.2016
    An updated version of the annotated model grant agreement for projects financed within the Horizon 2020 framework programme has just been published. The full text of the document is available here.

  • Tuesday, 13.12.2016
    The European Commission has published two studies on the interplay between standardisation and patents. The first study focuses on issues and solutions related to standard essential patents (SEPs)…

  • Tuesday, 06.12.2016
    Although the negative economic effect of fake and pirated goods lasts all year around, reflecting on counterfeiting and its negative consequences becomes crucial with the festive season approaching,…

  • Tuesday, 06.12.2016
    The DesignEuropa Awards ceremony, organised by the European Union Intellectual Property Office, took place on 30th November in Milan.These awards celebrate excellence in design and design management…

  • Tuesday, 29.11.2016
    The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation has published the second monitoring report on the activities, results and impacts of the Horizon 2020 funding programme. The…

  • Tuesday, 29.11.2016
    The UK Minister of State for Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville Rolfe, has confirmed that the UK will continue with preparations for ratification over the coming months to bring the Unified…

  • Monday, 28.11.2016
    The European Commission has released a communication to foster European start-ups and scale-ups to make them become Europe’s next leaders. The Commission's “Start-up and Scale-up Initiative” brings…

  • Tuesday, 22.11.2016
    European IPR Helpdesk welcomes you to the "Helpline Hours" in Brussels First-line support on Intellectual Property Management Once again, we are looking forward to meeting you in our Brussels…

  • Tuesday, 22.11.2016
    Patent assertion is known as enforcement of a patent providing effective patent monetisation options for the patent owners from licensing activities. It has become a common practice in shaping the…

  • Tuesday, 15.11.2016
    The European Commission has recently adopted a notice clarifying certain articles of Directive 98/44 on the protection of biotechnical inventions. The Directive focuses on patenting in the biotech…